Idaho Senate

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Idaho State Senate
Idaho State Legislature
Seal of Idaho.svg
Term limits
New session started
January 7, 2019
Janice McGeachin (R)
since January 7, 2019
President pro Tempore
Brent Hill (R)
since 2011
Majority Leader
Minority Leader
Michelle Stennett (D)
since 2012
Idaho State Senate partisan breakdown.svg
Political groups
  •    Republican (28)


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Idaho Constitution
Salary$16,438/year + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2018
(35 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(35 seats)
RedistrictingIdaho Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber
Idaho State Capitol
Boise, Idaho
Idaho Senate
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State Senate Chamber at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise

The Idaho Senate is the upper chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. It consists of 35 Senators elected to two-year terms, [1] each representing a district of the state. The Senate meets at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho. [2]


Composition of the Senate

Since 1960, the Idaho Senate has been controlled by the Republican Party. [3] Since December 1, 2018, Republicans have held 27 seats and Democrats have 7.

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic
52nd Legislature (1992–1994)231235
53rd Legislature (1994–1996)27835
54th Legislature (1996–1998)30535
55th Legislature (1998–2000)31435
56th Legislature (2000–2002)32335
57th through 63rd Legislature (2002–2016)28735
64th Legislature (2016–2018)29635
65th and 66th Legislature (2018–present)28735
Current Voting Share

Leadership of the 66th Legislature

President/Lieutenant Governor of Idaho Janice McGeachin Republican
President Pro Tempore Chuck Winder Republican20
Majority Leader Kelly Anthon Republican27
Assistant Majority Leader Abby Lee Republican9
Majority Caucus Chair Mark Harris Republican32
Minority Leader Michelle Stennett Democratic 26
Assistant Minority Leader Grant Burgoyne Democratic 16
Minority Caucus Chair Janie Ward-Engelking Democratic 18

Committee Chairs of the 66th Legislature

Agriculture Affairs Republican
Commerce and Human ResourcesRepublican
Health and WelfareRepublican
Judiciary and RulesRepublican
Local Government and TaxationRepublican
Resources and EnvironmentRepublican
State AffairsRepublican

Members of the Idaho Senate

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Current composition.
DistrictRepresentativePartyResidenceCounties Represented
1 Jim Woodward Republican Sandpoint Bonner, Boundary
2 Steve Vick Republican Dalton Gardens Kootenai
3 Peter Riggs Republican Post Falls Kootenai
4 Mary Souza RepublicanCoeur d'AleneKootenai
5 David Nelson Democrat Moscow Benewah, Latah
6 Dan G. Johnson Republican Lewiston Lewis, Nez Perce
7 Carl Crabtree Republican Grangeville Bonner, Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone
8 Steven Thayn Republican Emmett Boise, Custer, Gem, Lemhi, Valley
9 Abby Lee Republican Fruitland Adams, Payette, Washington
10 Jim Rice Republican Caldwell Canyon
11 Patti Anne Lodge Republican Huston Canyon
12 Todd Lakey Republican Nampa Canyon
13 Jeff Agenbroad RepublicanNampaCanyon
14 C. Scott Grow Republican Eagle Ada
15 Fred Martin Republican Boise Ada
16 Grant Burgoyne DemocratBoiseAda
17 Alison Rabe DemocratBoiseAda
18 Janie Ward-Engelking DemocratBoiseAda
19 Melissa Wintrow DemocratBoiseAda
20 Chuck Winder RepublicanBoiseAda
21 Regina Bayer RepublicanMeridianAda
22 Lori Den Hartog RepublicanNampaAda
23 Christy Zito Republican Hammett Elmore, Owyhee, Twin Falls
24 Lee Heider Republican Twin Falls Twin Falls
25 Jim Patrick Republican Twin Falls Jerome, Twin Falls
26 Michelle Stennett Democrat Ketchum Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Lincoln
27 Kelly Anthon Republican Declo Cassia, Minidoka
28 Jim Guthrie Republican McCammon Bannock, Power
29 Mark Nye Democrat Pocatello Bannock
30 Kevin Cook Republican Idaho Falls Bonneville
31 Steve Bair Republican Blackfoot Bingham
32 Mark Harris Republican Soda Springs Bear Lake, Bonneville, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Teton
33 Dave Lent RepublicanIdaho FallsBonneville
34 Doug Ricks Republican Rexburg Madison, Bonneville
35 Van Burtenshaw Republican Terreton Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson

Past composition of the Senate

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  1. "Constitution of the State of Idaho". Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  2. "Senate – Idaho State Legislature". Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  3. Cotterell, Adam (May 13, 2014). "How Idaho Became A One Party State" . Retrieved April 19, 2017.

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